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  • Shiela-DeForest
    Sheila DeForest cares about the people

    Community pride, dedication to service and a passion for people; these are traits of Sheila DeForest, candidate for the 45th district of Wisconsin’s State Assembly. When I first met Sheila, I was really impressed with her. She...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • River
    Inaugural Lower Sugar River Watershed Field Day and Bus Tour Aug. 2

    Staff Report JUDA, Wis. — Don’t miss homemade ice cream, root beer floats, icy lemonade, and an opportunity to meet local producers and neighbors at the inaugural Watershed Field Day and Bus Tour Saturday, Aug. 2, in...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • CRAFT-BEER-USE
    Craft Beer Scene Around Rockford: A look back at Milwaukee’s Firkin Fest

    By Michael Sears President, Forest City Brewers Greetings, all! What beautiful weather we have experienced lately. It’s just the type of weather that begs for us to enjoy some craft beer in the great outdoors, so make...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Congress
    Note to government: Do something!

    Finally, in frustration at our government’s complete mission failure, I sent the following letter to U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill. Sir, Our southern border is under attack. Our sworn enemies are riding this human-wave invasion and plotting...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Boating-Safety-USE
    Boating and canoeing safety tips from the Coast Guard

    From U.S. Coast Guard brochures Nothing beats boating as a way to relax, have fun, enjoy the water, and bring friends and family together. That’s why it’s so tragic when a recreational boating outing — hunting, angling,...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Camp-Grant-Museum
    Voices from the Grave: Lingering spirits at Camp Grant Museum and Command Post Restaurant

    By Kathi Kresol Local historian, paranormal investigator and operator of Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events The Camp Grant Museum and Command Post Restaurant is a treasure trove of interesting history told through actual artifacts of the men and...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • National-Night-Out
    National Night Out event Aug. 5

    Staff Report The Rock Valley College (RVC) Police Department and Rockford Police Department are teaming up to host a National Night Out event at RVC from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5. The event will be...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • National-Guard
    National Guard on border a disgrace

    There is a reason why Texas’ Republican Gov. Rick Perry wants to deploy the National Guard on our southern border in Texas, rather than simply asking the federal government to increase the personnel who serve with the...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Festa-Italiana
    Festa Italiana set for Aug. 1-3

    Staff Report The 36th Annual Festa Italiana will be Aug. 1-3 on the Boylan High School grounds, 4000 St. Francis Drive, Rockford. Special attractions include great Italian food and pastries, bocce tournaments for men’s and women’s teams,...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Baseball
    Sports Nest: End of an era for Chicago baseball

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist An all-time Hall of Fame class just went in to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, not to mention managers Joe Torre and Tony LaRussa. Some...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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